I'm trying to decide whether or not to sew the crib bedding or just buy it. It seems kind of silly to spend a whole bunch of time or money on bedding because A) baby will sleep in a bassinet/co-sleeper/pack n play in our room for the first few months and B)there is a lot of talk about how crib bumpers aren't safe and I don't want to waste time/money with something that is purely decorative!
I'm trying to search around to see if there is any bedding available in stores or online that I like. I'm not into the cutesy themes (although I love zoo animals, especially monkeys!) and I'm looking for something pretty streamlined and modern. So, polka dots, stripes and/or another geometric type pattern in a bold color. Neil (and most everyone else I asked) was not keen on pale colors for the nursery, so we will likely go pretty saturated for color. Hot pink for a girl and dark browns for a boy with green or orange accents.
I really love this pink bedding from Target. I love the mix of polka dots and stripes. The only thing I really know for sure about bedding is that I want a striped crib skirt! I just wonder if the pink will be bright enough in real life. I really want to avoid pastels.
I've had a harder time finding boy bedding that I like, which probably means I'll have to sew a lot of it. I'd like something really simple - brown and white polka dots with stripes. This one is also from Target, I could use parts of it and find or make a bed skirt to coordinate.
This is a really expensive option of kind of what I'm looking for:
Obviously, it'll will be much easier after next Friday when we know whether to concentrate on pink or brown. I did find one really cute unisex/neutral option at Target. I love that bright shade of green and animal pattern. I know Neil is not a big fan of green, so he won't like it, but I think it would be a cute option.
So, I basically need to decide if I'm going to buy or sew. Luckily, my sewing machine is all ready to go and I have a very nice mother who has volunteered to help me!